F1 British Grand Prix

At the weekend Lewis Hamilton became the first Englishman to win the F1 British Grand Prix at Silverstone since the legendary (in my eyes anyway!) Johnny Herbert back in 1995. It was an excellent race to watch with plenty of eventful moments. I've always thought the races in the wet are much more exciting to watch, there's always more over-taking for a start.

This was the first year that I've not been to the grand prix after going for the past 4 years (my photos are up for 2005, 2006 and 2007) and, of course, it would be the year a British driver wins the race! Bloody typical! Although I enjoyed watching the race on the TV for a change I missed the camping as that was usually the highlight for me, getting away from everything for a while. I didn't miss the weather though!

There was also the news this weekend that the F1 British GP will be moving to Donington from 2010. While it's good that the British GP has been saved for the foreseeable future I, for one, will miss Silverstone. I've enjoyed every year I've been and it's improved a lot from the point of view of the fan since I first went. However I'm not quite sure we've heard the last about this as there seems to be lot of work needed to get Donington up to F1 spec in just under 2 years.

Regardless I'll be back at Silverstone next year!